AECCafe Bunker Broadcast: Brett Willitt & Sandra DiMatteo – Bentley

SPIDA Software’s Brett Willitt and Bentley Systems’ Sandra DiMatteo recently interviewed with AECCafe where they discussed the recent acquisition of SPIDA by Bentley, industry challenges, and DigitalTwins.

Texas Electric Cooperatives

Come check out a presentation by SPIDA Software on Pole Loading Fundamentals on September 23rd 1:40-2:25 PM at the Embassy Suites in Frisco, Texas at the 38th Annual Engineering Conference & Exhibit Show September 21st-24th.

 

Texas Electric Cooperatives represents the interests of 76 electric cooperatives with more than 3 million members throughout the state. TEC serves its members by providing products and services that help sustain cooperative businesses in the 21st century.

SPIDA Software Launches New User Support Site

Over the last few months, the SPIDA Software Support team has been busy making significant improvements to the SPIDA Support website- a complimentary resource that provides product user manuals, video tutorials, technical resources and more at the fingertips of the SPIDA user community. In addition to an enhanced and modern user interface, the new SPIDA Support site now features: 

  • Enhanced navigation and dynamic searching capabilities 
  • Detailed sitemaps and visibility into available content for each of the SPIDA products 
  • Access to ‘top 6’ quick links featuring popular support content 
  • Third-party verification reports of our analysis methodologies 
  • A series of “Quick Start” videos to help new users get up to speed 

“Our user base is growing, and we are continuously seeking ways to better support our clients,” said Kyrsten Fitzgerald, Support Lead at SPIDA Software. “With the recent SPIDA Support Site updates, product documentation is now presented in a cleaner, reorganized format, and connecting with the SPIDA support team is easier than ever – getting users to the answers they are looking for more efficiently.” 

 

About SPIDA Software

Serving the electric and telecommunication industries since 2007, SPIDA Software’s cost-effective Structure Management System is a unique platform developed to create a digital twin of utility overhead systems and a centralized portal for the coordination of activities including joint use and engineering. SPIDA is helping our customers reduce risk, cost, and timelines as they build the electric grid and broadband networks of tomorrow.

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SPIDA® Software is excited to announce that we have been acquired by Bentley Systems, Incorporated.

Bentley Systems Announces Acquisition of SPIDA,
Leader in Utility Pole Structure Management

 

To Extend OpenUtilities’ Grid Resilience Digital Twins to the Last Mile!

 

EXTON, Pa. – June 14, 2021 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Nasdaq: BSY), the infrastructure engineering software company, today announced the acquisition of SPIDA Software, developers of specialized software for the design, analysis, and management of utility pole systems. Founded in 2007 in Columbus, Ohio, SPIDA offers modeling, simulation, and data management software solutions to electric and communications utilities, and their engineering services providers, in the U.S. and Canada. The integration of SPIDA within Bentley’s OpenUtilities engineering software and grid digital twin cloud services will help address the challenges of transitioning to new renewable energy sources including for electric vehicle charging, of joint usage of utility poles to support broadband networks’ 5G expansion, and of modernizing and hardening the electric grid to maintain reliability and resilience.

Grid digital twins can provide utilities with immersive and engineering-accurate geospatial representations of their transmission and distribution assets, combining intelligent network and structural analysis with as-operated 3D and 4D physical reality. Bentley’s OpenUtilities grid digital twin solutions enable operators and power producers to evaluate grid trade-offs and opportunities, now spanning traditional and renewable sources and energy storage, as they provision services to meet demand. Digital twins advance asset health management by converging IT, OT, and ET (engineering modeling and simulations) to leverage infrastructure IoT data sources and predictive analytics for improved safety, performance, and reliability. With the incorporation of SPIDA, the reach of grid digital twins can now extend to the utility pole networks and structures, which deliver the environmentally vulnerable “last mile” of critical infrastructure for vital energy and communications.

Leading electric utilities including Ameren, EPCOR, Nashville Electric Service (NES), and Southern California Edison (SCE), engineer the effectiveness and resilience of their overhead systems by applying SPIDA’s software. SPIDA’s utility pole solutions include SPIDAcalc for capturing, modeling, and optimizing overhead transmission and distribution assets for structural loading; SPIDAsilk to analyze cable sag and tension design for physical and ambient properties for precise wire tension and conductor installation; and SPIDAstudio, a cloud-based platform that centrally tracks and manages the asset health and physical condition of overhead systems. “As the rapid expansion of renewable energy sources and greater demand created by electric vehicles increasingly stresses our grid infrastructure, and for 5G-enabled broadband rollout, grids’ utility poles are ‘priceless’ for sustainably advancing infrastructure,” said Alan Kiraly, senior vice president, asset and network performance, Bentley Systems. “We are very pleased to welcome our new SPIDA colleagues to Bentley Systems and to OpenUtilities, and we look forward to further integrating and globalizing SPIDA software, already known as the trusted stalwart for energy distribution engineers in their essential work to improve grid performance and resilience.”

Brett Willitt, president of SPIDA Software, said, “Our vision with SPIDA has always been to provide a complete and open solution for maintaining and improving the health and integrity of our users’ power and communication overhead infrastructure assets. Within the Bentley team, we look forward to accelerating grid digital twin solutions, which leverage our industry domain experience and incorporate SPIDA structural analyses. Existing and future SPIDA users can look forward with confidence to leveraging grid digital twins as they upgrade, modify, expand, and manage their overhead systems.” The acquisition of SPIDA Software, which is not material to Bentley’s financial results, will add 26 colleagues in North America. 7 Mile Advisors advised SPIDA’s management and shareholders in the transaction.

About Bentley Systems
Bentley Systems (Nasdaq: BSY) is the infrastructure engineering software company. We provide innovative software to advance the world’s infrastructure – sustaining both the global economy and environment. Our industry-leading software solutions are used by professionals, and organizations of every size, for the design, construction, and operations of roads and bridges, rail and transit, water and wastewater, public works and utilities, buildings and campuses, and industrial facilities. Our offerings include MicroStation-based applications for modeling and simulation, ProjectWise for project delivery, AssetWise for asset and network performance, and the iTwin platform for infrastructure digital twins. Bentley Systems employs more than 4,000 colleagues and generates annual revenues of more than $800 million in 172 countries.

 

 

 

SPIDA® Software Structure Management Solutions Overview

Join us next Tuesday, July 20th at 2PM EDT, for a guided tour of #SPIDA Software’s Structure Management solutions.

 

Request the SBS and SPIDA® Software Partnership Webinar

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Learn More about the SBS and SPIDA® Software Partnership

This solution, based on SBS Utility DataHub™, reduces overbuild and duplicate entry of utility overhead designs.  It utilizes SBS’s robust AUD software, powered by AutoCAD, to optimize network designs while validating the designs using SPIDAcalc’s advanced nonlinear analysis methods.

 

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Request the NV5 Geospatial and SPIDA® Software Partnership Webinar

Request the NV5 Geospatial and SPIDA® Software Partnership Webinar. SPIDA Software, the trusted Structure Management Solution provider for utilities, telecommunication companies, and contractors, and NV5 Geospatial (formerly Quantum Spatial), North America’s largest geospatial data firm announces a new strategic partnership that brings an innovative new approach to pole and structure management, overhead inspection and analysis. Through this strategic partnership, NV5 Geospatial and SPIDA Software have developed a first-of-its-kind seamless overhead inspection and analysis solution for pole owners and stakeholders that delivers a single source of truth of overhead pole data quickly, safely, and accurately.

Request the recording of the NV5 Geospatial and SPIDA® Software Partnership Webinar here.

Risk Management Compliance Optimization

Do any of these look familiar? There’s a better way to manage your overhead infrastructure. SPIDA Software provides a path forward so that instead of reacting to each crisis as it happens, you can build long-term strategies to achieve cost-efficiency and asset health. Learn more about SPIDA’s Structure Management Solutions by clicking below.

Reduce Overbuilding, Eliminate Redundant Work, & Simplify Your Design Processes with Schneider Electric and SPIDA Software

Reduce Overbuilding, Eliminate Redundant Work, & Simplify Your Design Processes with Schneider Electric and SPIDA Software

Stretch your budget and simplify your design process utilizing an integrated solution with ArcFM from Schneider Electric and SPIDAcalc from SPIDA Software. Join us on Wednesday, March 3rd at 1:00 pm EST to learn how you can:

  • Achieve safety code compliance without overbuilding
  • Eliminate manually rebuilding designs in disparate applications
  • Improve data accuracy and eliminate as-built processes and human error
  • Reduce SAIDI reliability risks

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